Linda Sue Grimes

Judged: Apr-Jun 2013


Linda Sue Grimes

Linda Sue Grimes began studying and writing poetry in high school, encouraged by her creative writing teacher, the late poet/playwright, Malcolm M. Sedam and her English teacher, Mrs. Edna Pickett. A native of central Indiana on the Indiana-Ohio border, Grimes attended Abington Township Elementary School, Centerville Senior High School, Miami University, and Ball State University. Earning a Ph.D. in English in 1987, she taught English composition for fifteen years at Ball State. Her poems have appeared in numerous literary magazines, and she has published three books of poems, Turtle Woman & Other Poems, Command Performance: Singing for God and Guru and Singing in the Silence: Poems of Faith. Grimes maintains a literary presence on the Internet at Maya Shedd’s Temple: Literary Home of Linda Sue Grimes ( She resides in Tennessee with her husband, Ron.

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